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UK toiling to stop porn streaming for under-age, fails yet

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Jul 21, 2018, 12:03 pm IST
Updated : Jul 21, 2018, 12:03 pm IST

Due to the absence of a suitable mechanism in social media sites, uneligible children consume the explicit content and will do for longer.

A part of the plan is to introduce id cards for accessing porn websites which will make one eligible to watch the explicit content.
 A part of the plan is to introduce id cards for accessing porn websites which will make one eligible to watch the explicit content.

Porn, ethically, should be watched by people over the age of 18. However, teenagers in Britain (or the world over, for that matter) who are below the age barrier continue consuming pornographic content and are expected to do it for longer. Due to the absence of a suitable mechanism in social media sites, children who aren't eligible consume the explicit content and the same goes for the X-rated websites as well.

Due to not being able to implement appropriate rules and techniques to prevent the unacceptable culture, the UK government is expecting criticism in the coming weeks as it has yet failed to develop the necessary system. And, the responsibilities of it has been handed over to David Austin who is the chief executive of British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

The top official of BBFC believes that social media won't be forced to activate this age restriction system and, even if they are asked, it might end up being useless as lads will find a way to crack down the obstruction. Statistics show the hefty number of children being inclined towards watching porn as 40 per cent boys between 14 to 17 age group consume porn everyday.

The culture department of Britain is about to impart the necessary adherence on social media but the details of the same have not been disclosed. The BBFC was supposed to put the plan before parliament during mid-2018 but it now seems to be getting delayed, expected to be disclosed by the end of this year.

While the country, which is first to do so, is trying to curb the under-age sexual content consumption, experts believe that the road to achieving the feat is cumbersome. This is owing to the existence of as many as 5 million porn websites across the world and putting the restriction on each of the platforms could be hard to achieve.

A part of the plan is to introduce id cards for accessing porn websites which will make one eligible to watch the explicit content. Although BBFC has got all the powers to stop porn websites from allowing under-age people to get the access, the authority itself is skeptical about its success as they believe children now a days are smart to get through most of the online barrier.

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